Musings on collecting, watches and the internet

1- A watch is an evil mechanical device which makes you spend more than you can afford on something you don’t need.

2- “My collection is complete, this is the very last watch I will EVER buy” is the watch collector’s favorite joke.

3- No you don’t need to buy a Malte Chronograph to go with the new shirt you just bought.

4- You don’t need to buy the whole set of Les Masques to celebrate independence day of Zwaziland…unless you are from Zwaziland.

5- On the net the watch one possesses is superior to anyone else’s watch: even though the two are the exact same watch.

6- On the net everyone else’s watch photos look better than yours.

7- A tourbillon is a device for turning your pockets inside out.

8- A Grand Complication is the situation in which you stand when you have to explain to your better half why the kids’ college money was spent on above mentioned tourbillon.

9- A split seconds chronograph times the interval between the moment you tell said better half about the tourbillon and the moment the frying pan smacks you right in the face.

10- A chronograph is a device used to time your attention span.

11- “Its cheaper to buy a watch than to have a mistress” is an excellent excuse if you find yourself in situation 8 above

12- A dual time watch indicates home time and office time.

13- A world timer is mostly used to learn names of cities which you don’t have the slightest idea where they are.

14- The seconds hand is always on a resting position, it only starts moving once you look at it and sometimes with a lag.

15- Chances that the brand’s whole strategy will be re-thought because your watch gains 7 seconds a day are low.

16- The ultra rare watch you have been looking for finally shows up and you buy it at a premium. Immediately after the market seems to be full of the same model substantially cheaper than what you paid for it.

17- Your most recent watch is the ne plus ultra in terms of movement and design. No one else’s can come close (unless they have the exact same model).

LOL!!! Here are 2 more:
06/05/2008 - 02:50

Why is it the watch you really, really want but hesitate to buy at a dealer or on the Internet is the first watch to disappear from the dealer's display case or from the website?

Why doesn't anyone notice this absolutely fabulous watch I'm wearing?


Thanks Alex for some laughs to start my day. :-) (nt)
06/05/2008 - 03:12


LOL-- funny but true...
06/05/2008 - 05:31


Re: Musings on collecting, watches and the internet
06/05/2008 - 05:53

LOL, Alex

You've been reading my mind again, haven't you?

Very good read!



Alex, you really got them all...!!! (nt)
06/05/2008 - 07:34


It seems that you are not a "microtyrosémiophile" but a BIG
06/05/2008 - 10:57

watch collector

You love Swiss cheese cream Lin? LooooL (nt)
06/07/2008 - 12:57


remorse after placing a really high bid at a watch auction house...
06/05/2008 - 12:14

oh my God, it's so much money - I hope someone outbids me...

yeah, right!?

Dear Radek, if you want me trying to save your saoul, just tell
06/05/2008 - 14:14

me what and when

and I will try to put a higher bid

LOL ;-), LN let me think about it... nt
06/06/2008 - 00:50


ery funny, an infortunately true! :-) (nt)
06/05/2008 - 14:57


LOL!! ... Thanks, Alex! ... You made my day!! (nt)
06/05/2008 - 20:38


This is a classic :-)
06/05/2008 - 22:02

I don't understand,

"A dual time watch indicates home time and office time. "

Exactly now is the time for the lilacs

Dual Time, what's that ?

Love it

You are the King and I love you Alex

Now I shall have a vacation for two weeks,

and I need it !

Have to screen the market..........

See you all


enjoy your vacations Doc :-) (nt)
06/06/2008 - 02:11


amusing but i can't laugh cos i am found gulity .nt.
06/06/2008 - 07:01


LOL and really true situations and facts!!!
06/06/2008 - 10:45

Alex, you are the guy! I think I could recognize myself in some of these remarks...

Doc, enjoy your vacation time, and don't forget to send some pics! 


Finally I am not sick as well as you :-) (nt)
06/07/2008 - 12:58


Very funny and true.
06/08/2008 - 23:36

The tourbillon quote is hilarious.